Frank Zappa | Zappa in New York 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

It's gross and perverted. It's obsessed and deranged. It has existed for years. But very little has changed. Until now. Four decades after its arrival, sardonic rock iconoclast Frank...

Steve Earle & The Dukes | Guy

There are songwriters. And there are songwriters' songwriters. Steve Earle likely belongs in the latter category. The late, great Texas troubadour Guy Clark definitely does. Don't take my word...

Keith Richards | Talk is Cheap 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

You know the rules: You're either a Beatles fan or a Stones fan. And if you're a Stones fan, you're either Team Mick or Team Keith. I've always been...

Billie Eilish | When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Teenage girls are scary at the best of times. But Billie Eilish takes it to a whole new level. Just take a gander at the cover pic of the...

SubmitHub Finds For Thursday, March 28

I recently joined SubmitHub, a site where artists pay a small fee to send songs to reviewers, labels, bloggers and radio stations. I'm trying it out to see if...

SubmitHub Finds For Wednesday, March 27

I recently joined SubmitHub, a site where artists pay a small fee to send songs to reviewers, labels, bloggers and radio stations. I'm trying it out to see if...

Back Stories | My 2011 Interview With Wanda Jackson

Rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson announced her retirement from performing earlier this week. At age 81, after more than 60 years on the road, I figure she's earned a break...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From March 26, 1999

Two decades ago, new albums from Olivia Tremor Control, Joe Henry, Low, Alejandro Escovedo and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to...

Triple Doubles | Three Cool New Releases That Have Things Covered

From Weezer’s Teal Album to Mercury Rev’s full-length reimagining of Bobbie Gentry’s obscure Delta Sweete, cover albums seem to be everywhere these days. I'm not sure why — maybe...

SubmitHub Finds for Tuesday, March 26

I recently joined SubmitHub, a site where artists pay a small fee to send songs to reviewers, labels, bloggers and radio stations. I'm trying it out to see if...

Spoons Serve Up New Day New World Album

Mark it on your calendars: it’s a New Day New World for iconic Canadian band Spoons! Formed in 1980, Gordon Deppe and Sandy Horne made Spoons a different kind of...

DIY Discovery | Nat Myers

Most of the music I hear is sent to me by labels and publicists. But there’s nothing like getting it straight from the source. Welcome to the latest instalment...

Next Week in Music | March 25-31, 2019 • 140 New Releases Headed Your...

There are more than 140 albums, EPs and singles being released next week. Mark your calendars and pre-order your favourites — but don’t blame me if things change at...

Next Week in Music | March 25-31, 2019 • New Books

I couldn't read music if you put a gun to my head. But I have no trouble reading about music. Here are the biographies and books due this week: Classic...

Next Week in Music | March 25-31, 2019 • Music on TV

I know you like to watch. So here's a list of the musicians who will be singing for their supper next week on the boob tube. Of course, everything...

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